Performance Tales of Serverless

Mikhail Shilkov, Astrata Europe

Function-as-a-Service serverless cloud offerings provide us with an easy way to run custom code in response to events. One promise of the FaaS model is the ability to scale without limits, up or down, whenever needed.

But how does that work in practice? Can AWS Lambda handle thousands of messages per second? How fast can Azure Functions scale up under sudden heavy load? What kind of latency can you expect from Google Cloud Functions?

This session is a set of short tales, each one of them teaching us a lesson about practical scalability of serverless applications. I will also suggest steps to evaluate whether your application profile is suitable for serverless today.

Required audience experience

Basic understanding of Function-as-a-Service offerings

Objective of the talk

Understand current performance characteristics of FaaS services in typical usage scenarios, learn about potential pitfalls and strongest benefits of serverless scalability.

You can view Mikhail’s slides below:

Track 2
Location: Euston Date: November 12, 2018 Time: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Mikhail Shilkov, Astrata Europe Mikhail Shilkov, Prodrive Technologies